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"sesame street t romney... the 0001 elmo has been seen in a white suburban, he's driving for the border. >> the president takes another seasme street swipe at opponent mitt romney. the new urgency in his appeal in san fransisco as new polls show the race is tightening. how big money is blocking their chances at a big raise. >> not really cool, hu? >> and gasoline price hikes prompting calls for that federal investigation. what is working against our chances for relief at the pumps. >> good evening, president obama says his california supporters need to get "almost obsessive about lobbying family and friends in the battle ground states." he made the comment during that
brief fundraising swing through san fransisco that ended an hour ago. linda ye with the president's appeal for four more years. >> reporter: a few cheers from the street and the president arrived at civic auditorium for two more fund raisers. first a private $20,000 a plate dinner party for a hundred guests. for everyone else concert tickets started at $200, for john legend and the president. >> hello fridays. >> reporter: san fransisco. >> reporter: he asked for support, and his loudest cheers came when he spoke about what he's accomplished. >> we have health reform, aka obamacare. >> reporter: he added his own big bird jokes that started after governor romney promised cuts in grants to pbs.
>> somebody is cracking down on big bird. elmo has been seen in a white suburban, driving for the border. governor romney's plan is to let wall street run wild again but he's going to bring the hammer down on seasme street. >> reporter: earlier concert goers waited hours in line to get in to the civic auditorium. and protesters, from antiwar to governor romney supporters. the irony, the diverse group created an alliance of activists and republicans with the same message, don't reelect them. there were counterchants. this is the president's sixth visit to san fransisco this year. he will take with him a lot of
money and obviously closer to his goal of raising $1 billion for his campaign war chest. he spends the night here and then heads to ohio tomorrow, a crucial battleground state. . meanwhile, mitt romney's performance in last week's debate has given him a big bounce right past the president in one new national poll. a pew research survey gives the republican nominee a 4 point edge over voters. president obama had an eight point lead in that poll a week ago. romney has pulled even with the president among women voters. erasing a 18 point obama heed going into the debate. and the republican nominee is doing better with younger voters. his popularity with the under 30 crowd jumped 10 points in the
days following the debate. and mr. romney is turning the tables on the president's attacks on his foreign policy knowledge, speaking at the virginia military institute romney called the president's approach to the middle east passive and reactive. he says he knows the president hopes for a safer and freer middle east but add "hope is not a strategy." and as campaign 2012 heats up, we're holding a serious of presidential forums on line. the candidates answering our questions. tomorrow's topic, the role the government, big versus small. one of the hotly contested local races is in san jose where it's about the minimum wage. kit dough says big money is being spent on defeating measure
d. >> reporter: both sides are turning up the volume over measure d. today the chamber of commerce release add report, bottom line, up to 2800 jobs would vanish if the minimum wage went from 8 to $10 an hour. the study says hab costs would go -- labor costs would go up. and since more than half the workers live outside san jose they would spend the extra income outside of the city. >> it doesn't make sense to me. >> reporter: mayor chuck reed is worried about spending $600,000 to hire inspectors. >> it's going to have to come from somewhere, so should i take it from the police department, should i take it from the libraries, from the community centers sf. >> reporter: $11,000 was paid for the report. there was denial of bias. >> because people come to this thing with some preconceived
notion. we do not. we come at it with what i think is a sturdy framework on how the world works. >> reporter: gathering of labor, nonprofit, and education heeders blasted the chamber's report before its release. >> they're going to put forward one study to say minimum wage doesn't work and there were 20 studies that say it's good for the people in our community. >> the doomsday scenario that the opponents of this measure are empty threats. the real doom day are in the homes of this community that are trying to make ends meet and failing. >> reporter: and so the chamber of commerce has managed to raise $276,000 to fight the minimum wage like. the unions have raised 2/3 of that. this is a closely watched race in november.
. also tonight, a hercules neighborhood is remembering a beloved grandmother found murdered in his own home. this comes as the f.b.i. has joined the investigation into this crime. elizabeth cook on what the family is doing on its own to try to find the killer. >> reporter: in a stunning show of support, hundreds of family and friends marched behind susie ko's husband and four children as they walked to the vigil. calvin ko spoke to the crowd. >> everybody -- she was such a good mother, that's why i [ inaudible ] i always call her mommy, too. >> reporter: long time friend deanana ceoni spoke, too. >> she did a lot of good things for people. >> reporter: her body was found in her home after her husband
called a neighbor to check on her after she didn't pick him up at the airport. she had been stabbed and suffered blunt force trauma to the head. i was so devastated, i -- >> i was so devastated, i couldn't believe it was happening. >> reporter: the hercules don't have all the necessary resources so the f.b.i. is assisting in the case. >> last homicide was 2010, we've had 5 homicides in the last ten years. >> reporter: the f.b.i. hope to allow the family back into the home in the next couple of days to help with the investigation. they're hoping to find susie's 2011 subaru. the family is using social media to hook for the car. elizabeth cook, cbs 5. a battered east bay community cleaning up once again. >> makes me angry because
oakland has enough problems. >> the damage left behind by protesters. the final verdict for san fransisco's suspended sheriff, the vote coming tomorrow, that will decide his fate. ,,,,
where a 10-year old autistiy ning. . we have developing news out of piedmont where a 10-year-old autistic boy has been missing all evening. valentino salimo was riding a scooter when he got separated from his father. this happened around 6:30 tonight. he is about 4' 9", weighing 80 pounds. he was wearing a dark and light blue striped shirt and grey pants. mees call piedmont police if you see him. new at 11, the causes may be different this time around but the effect seems to be the same every time. windows smashed, buildings trashed by out of control protesters in oakland. we have the mayor's take on the latest night of violence and why there were no arrests. >> reporter: it was over before
oakland police could react. an antiwar protest that started sunday in san fransisco. and descended on oakland. >> they hopped on the b.a.r.t., came out here and then went away before we could arrest them. >> reporter: leaving trash, broken windows, paint splashed along the way. people who lived here worried this type of flash mob vandalism is becoming routine. >> this is ridiculous. >> oakland has enough problems. >> we don't deserve to have our city hall battered for different causes. >> reporter: it took $10,000 to replace the windows in time for today's rally. money that the mayor could have used for other causes. >> $10,000 would be what i can
pay to put on a foreclosure workshop for this community. >> if you protest, do it the right way. don't act in violence. >> reporter: occupiers famously toppled a city hall replica last january and burned an american flag. city hall has been damaged half a dozen times this year alone by protesters. and the occupy movement anniversary is two days away. you can see crews trying to repair $35,000 in damage done to the bank. police are working with nearby businesses to look at surveillance video. the baseball team, the a's, that's right, mayor kwon had a
rally ahead of the game. it is do or die for the green and gold as they are behind 2-0. a board of supervisors will vote on whether to remove the sheriff from office for official misconduct. the guilty plea in connection with a domestic abuse case makes him unfit to hold office. 9 supervisors have to agree to remove him. record ridership on b.a.r.t. this past weekend. saturday alone 300,000 people opted for public transit. b.a.r.t. added additional trains and train cars to accommodate people coming into san fransisco for a shoe of events -- slew of events. a delay will allow time for
closed door negotiations on fines to be levied against pg&e. the hearings will resume next week. that blast killed eight people and destroyed dozens of homes more than two years ago. california gas prices, the highest in the nation. congratulations. bay area drivers are fed up. tonight some state leaders are demanding answers. the average gallon of regular gas right now, $4.74 in san fransisco, $4.68 in oakland, $4.67 in san jose. with prices going through the roof, there are calls for a federal investigation. >> yes. >> probably political expediency. >> reporter: that was a sampling at the local gas station. >> i took the action that the state can, and that is to change
the blend in the gasoline to make sure more fuel is available which should drive down the price. >> reporter: dian feinstein weighed in as well calling for a federal investigation into what she calls malicious trading scheme in the california gas market. however, it's unlikely there is a conspeary going on here by the oil companies. >> what might be going on and still be very difficult to detect is individual companies figuring out if they put a little less gasoline on to the market the prices will be higher. and if that's the case, it is going to be difficult to detect, and even if we did, there's nothing i will heel about that -- illegal about that. >> but what the gaming the system? >> we use a bhend of gas heen that's not used -- blend of gasoline that's not used
anywhere else in the country. >> reporter: and while the governor has ordered to allow the winter blend gas to come in is no long term answer to the problem, at this point the public will take any relief they can get. >> it all counts. 22 bucks, huh? not really cool, huh? >> reporter: consumers can expect to see prices drop in the next couple of days. will they drop as fast as they rose? if history is any indication, no. it will be a while before the pain at the pump stops. . and we are following developing news out of oakland. police tell us that two people are dead from a shooting in west oakland tonight. officers responded to shots fired at 10th and fillbert. no words on arrests or a motive. in a moment we're going to have changes in the weather department.
also things shaking up in the east bay. earthquake this morning. put that in context as we look at trans-america forecast coming up at the break. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
. let's fete right to it. low clouds moving in over the city. hets's go outside and look at the numbers which have stayed steady throughout the evening. hoe clouds off shore, concord is 57, 52 in santa rosa, 59 in san fransisco. one number that you don't see there is m 3.3 but it's 9:09 this morning they had an earthquake. this is outhieg fairfield, this part of the -- outlying fairfield, this part of the epicenter. it was a magnitude 3.3 and that's from the green valley fault, and as you can see in this plot of epicenter since 1984, there's a little cluster of quakes popping around there. it's because it's part of the reason mount deablo is there, it
gets bumped up every year. it's got a portion of the earth's crust squeezed in between those faults and you get uplifts and some day it had produce a 6.5. just a little shaker this morning. no big problem from that. out the door tomorrow morning, mostly sunny skies for the bay area patchy low clouds along the shoreline, but later in the day, low pressure moves south and kick inland and it will bring a slight chance of showers for the bay area, maybe a sprinkle or two by tomorrow night. as you can see on the time lapse of the futurecast a few pops late in the day. this is sunrise tomorrow, cheer, then the low approaches and a few ecos for the mountains down south. high of 66 at the airport on tuesday. numbers for the bay area, things will be about as warm tomorrow
as they were today. the rest of the nation as you can see it there, a few showers perhaps in new york. and the pinpoint forecast for the bay area, 70s for the most part. extended forecast, chance of a sprinkle. towards the weekend things had warm up. on the subject of numbers, dennis has got a few. >> when did you say that earthquake would hit again? >> that's the part we don't know. why is this chiefs player upset at his fans? we'll tell you next. i've never been more ... mrap ,,,,,,,,
dan hurd: when i was a child, california was a leader in education funding. erika derry: and the fact that california isn't making it a priority frustrates me. dan hurd: i'm ashamed of that, and i don't want this to continue for my daughter. brenda kealing: prop 38 is going to bring a lot of money to our schools. suzan solomon: the money stays at the school site.
cade derry: what i would really like to see is that the teachers... that were laid off come back to the school. navaz hurd: a smaller class size. navaz hurd: as a mom i want that. as a teacher i want that. prop 38 is an opportunity of a generation. ,,,,
"another" kiss that has a's players . a loss tomorrow a's fans can kiss the season goodbye but it's another kiss that has a's players talking. some weren't thrilled with tiger's picture kissed the baseball on the hast out as the a's were down 2-0. but gomes put it into perspective. >> suzuki got traded away, one of our pitchers was in the hospital and had brain surgery, another guy tested positive for steroids, a starting third
baseman put his knee out. some dude kissing a ball isn't going to bum us out at all. >> the orioles, game two against new york, bases hoeded in the 3rd, base hit, that will score two. orioles hang on to win 3-2. that series tied at 1-1. rookie manager for the cardinals hoped they could even things up for the nats. 7-3 st. louis when beltran put one off the back wall. cardinals win big 12-4 to even that series. chiefs fans cheered when matt casell left with a concussion. >> it's sickening. it's 100% sickening. i've never, ever, and i have avenue been in some rough times
on some rough teams, i've never been more embarrassed to may football. >> monday night football, foster rushes for 152 yards, texans beat the jets 23-17. they are 5-0. number three, we have preseason basketball against utah. harrison barns scored 9 points tonight. warriors win 83-830. dusty breaker up on the giants, but after suffering a stroke hast month baker is a -- last month baker is appreciating the finer things. >> like when you watch the geese fly over. you know what i mean and i see them coming up that river now, i notice every time they come off the river and that kind of stuff. >> we miss dusty. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,
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he was out on his scooter with his dad and went missing but he has been found and he is okay. so that's a good way to end the night. >> hopefully nor good news by this time tomorrow night with respect to two baseball teams i'm thinking about. >> in division history only four teams have come back from a 2-0 deficit. >> let's make it five and six. >> which team do you think can do it? >> i'm a big guy. love the a's. both these teams can come up off the mat. the a's have a better shot because they're big hitters. >> they have big power. i want to thank everybody to walked in the alzheimer's walk. we raised $850,000. and you can still contribute as we continue our search to find a cure for alzheimer's. >> good work you do. >> thank you everybody who participated. that's awesome. you've been so dedicated to that cause. >> it's a good cause. >> and maybe